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Definitions and Synonyms of discriminatory | Another word for discriminatory | What is discriminatory?

Definition 1: being biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where discriminatory or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a prejudiced judge

Synonyms for discriminatory in the sense of this definition

(discriminatory is similar to ...) prejudiced against homosexual people

(discriminatory is similar to ...) showing or affected by prejudice or envy or distaste

"looked with a jaundiced eye on the growth of regimentation" "takes a jaundiced view of societies and clubs"

(discriminatory is similar to ...) (of statements or questions) charged with associative significance and often meant to mislead or influence

"a loaded question"

(discriminatory is similar to ...) discriminatory especially on the basis of race or religion

(discriminatory is similar to ...) discriminatory on the basis of sex (usually said of men's attitude toward women)

Definition 2: manifesting partiality - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where discriminatory or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a discriminatory tax
  • preferential tariff rates
  • preferential treatment
  • a preferential shop gives priority or advantage to union members in hiring or promoting

Synonyms for discriminatory in the sense of this definition

(discriminatory is similar to ...) giving an advantage

"a contract advantageous to our country" "socially advantageous to entertain often"

Definition 3: capable of making fine distinctions - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for discriminatory in the sense of this definition

(discriminatory is similar to ...) showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste

"the discriminating eye of the connoisseur"

Definition 4: containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where discriminatory or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • discriminatory attitudes and practices
  • invidious comparisons

Synonyms for discriminatory in the sense of this definition

(discriminatory is similar to ...) not encouraging or approving or pleasing

"unfavorable conditions" "an unfavorable comparison" "unfavorable comments" "unfavorable impression"

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